An Open Source WebOS

Today’s announcement from HP that WebOS will be set free as an Open Source project opens up room for some interesting changes in the mobile landscape.  Both CNET’s Stephen Shankland  and The VAR Guy think nothing much will come of this move.  As both a long time Open Source zealot and a mobile developer, I think there is more there there than they do.

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Is Google Serious About Paid Apps for Android?

Recently I’ve been working on an application for the Google Android platform and the experience has been interesting.  Google’s application market appears to be response to Apple’s success with the iPhone market rather than an organic expression of Google’s strategy or culture.  The result is an implementation that feels bolted onto Android and  provides tepid value to independent application developers.  In support of my assertion are the following facts:

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